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Old 02-17-11, 12:42 PM   #1
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Default Which to get: GTX 570 ($310) or 6950 ($250)?

Trying to decide between a 570 and 6950.

Newegg has these prices AR:

HIS Radeon 6950 2GB = $250

PNY GTX 570 = $310


Lower noise & power requirement are always nice... don't know if the 2GB on the 6950 is more future-proof than then 1.25GB on the 570...

Recommendations? If I get the 6950 I will probably just unlock teh shaders
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Old 02-17-11, 01:05 PM   #2
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What resolution do you play at?
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Old 02-17-11, 01:28 PM   #3
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Old 02-17-11, 01:33 PM   #4
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Old 02-17-11, 01:43 PM   #5
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Default Re: Which to get: GTX 570 ($310) or 6950 ($250)?

My 6950 2GB has handle everything I can throw at it at 1920x1080. Haven't tried unlocking it to a 6970 and don't see a need to until something starts pushing it. Looking at the titles coming out this year I don't think anything really will either.
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Old 02-17-11, 01:49 PM   #6
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You should ask yourself if you want to spend $60 more for 5fps.
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Old 02-17-11, 06:21 PM   #7
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Default Re: Which to get: GTX 570 ($310) or 6950 ($250)?

The GTX 570 is the faster card. The 2GB of framebuffer on the 6950 will serve you better on future games, though.
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Default Re: Which to get: GTX 570 ($310) or 6950 ($250)?

I would go with the 6950 and there is a good chance that it will flash to a 6970.
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Old 02-18-11, 06:32 AM   #9
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The GTX 570 is the faster card. The 2GB of framebuffer on the 6950 will serve you better on future games, though.
Unless Madpistol is a software developer working on a game that will require more than 1.28GB of VRAM at the OPs native res, I don't know how he (or anyone) can make this prediction.

The fact of the matter is most games are console ports, and consoles don't have 2GB of VRAM. The VRAM issue is only in play if the OP is thinking about going to three monitors, which hasn't been stated here.

For the hardware he has, the GTX570 is the better choice. Unlocking a 6950 isn't guaranteed, and has destroyed cards.

As far as the reputed "5fps difference" goes:

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Old 02-18-11, 06:59 AM   #10
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6950

The 570's extra cost is hard to justify and IMO ATI cards can get away with less AA due to the way it's implemented.

And yes Rollo, it is, on almost all the games that matter, only about 5% slower... http://www.guru3d.com/article/radeon-6950-6970-review/
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Default Re: Which to get: GTX 570 ($310) or 6950 ($250)?

I agree with Rollo. GTX570 is way better than 6950, it even beats HD6970 in most of the games.
That's the whole reason I went with GTX570.

I like ATI, and I was a happy HD4870 user but this time Nvidia has the upper hand.
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Old 02-18-11, 08:46 AM   #12
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Default Re: Which to get: GTX 570 ($310) or 6950 ($250)?

Thanks for the responses.

I have a special interest in RPGs such as Fallout & Oblivion with the hi-rez user mods (and Skyrim when it comes out).

Which card will serve me better?
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